In The Press this week, find out where industrial units and thousands of new homes will go – and the reasons why council want such massive development.

The biggest proposal is for a 'new town' of up to 4,000 homes on land between Savile Town, Ravensthorpe and Thornhill Lees.

Dozens of plots are made available across the district in Kirklees Council's draft Local Plan. In total 30,000 new homes are proposed up to the year 2031.

Reasons include the regeneration of Dewsbury and tackling poverty in the week when three areas of the town were named as among the most deprived in England.

Elsewhere, read about a rat infestation in Heckmondwike and plans for a farmers' market in Mirfield.

And we tell the hearbreaking tale of a Liversedge club steward battling two different cancers who suffered a botched operation.

In sport Dewsbury Rams have made four new additions – Sam Bates from Bradford Bulls, Anthony Tonks from Sheffield Eagles, Dom Speakman from North Wales Crusaders and Doncaster's Matt Groats.

Meanwhile Batley have signed Scottish international David Scott from Doncaster.

In the National Conference League, Shaw Cross Sharks are aiming to close the gap further on the play-off places when they travel to face Myton Warriors.

Dewsbury Moor Maroons are in search of the play-offs and play high flyers Hunslet this weekend.

Already promoted Thornhill Trojans are away at Stanningley.

Cleckheaton RUFC are still in search of their first win of the season in National League Three North. They host fellow strugglers Burnage tomorrow (Saturday 3pm).

Liversedge FC are another team in trouble after losing 6-1 at home to Garforth Town.

They look to correct their woeful six game losing streak when they welcome Bridlington to Clayborn on Saturday.

And finally Batley boy Adam Joseph, 15, has been selected to represent Great Britain at basketball.

It's all in The Press, the only newspaper which has North Kirklees covered.

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